May 30, 2020- A Message from Town SUpervisor Linda puglisi

Hello this is Linda Puglisi and this weekend will be the beginning of June. We’ve all been going through these trying times of the pandemic since early March. After three months of staying home and social distancing, which we need to continue doing, the numbers of COVID-19 cases and of other factors are going down and in the right direction. Therefore, the first phase of reopening started this Tuesday in our area and region according to the Governor. This first phase includes construction work, manufacturing, retail curbside pick-up and wholesale trade. Please go to the Town’s website or to New York Forward (https://forward.ny.gov/) to learn more about the four phases of reopening. 

Town department heads and I along with the Town Board are making plans for our full re-entry into the offices in the next couple of weeks. All others have been working remotely or rotating into town offices. All of your issues or questions have been responded to on an ongoing basis during these weeks. On this unprecedented journey that we’ve gone through together and the difficult paths we’ve gone down over these three months, we ask ourselves how will we return? What will our new lives be like? We’ll be able to express ourselves once again with a hug, a handshake or a small touch on the shoulder? We don’t have those answers, we’ll have to take it slowly, still being very cautious. However, I believe that we have learned something about ourselves and about each other, the pace of life has slowed and that’s good. We’ve reached out more to our neighbors with a simple, how are you today? We’ve looked inside ourselves to ask what’s really important and reflect on what we can do to make life better even if it’s in a small way.

I’m excited to see what we will become as we re-enter. I do know this, that our Cortlandt community is resilient, patient, capable and very compassionate. I think about all of our young people, our children and grandchildren and what they will become in the future having had the strength to go through these difficult times. I can’t wait to watch them grow. And to our graduates, congratulations! We are very proud of you and best of luck in your future endeavors. I always tell you how much I love Cortlandt and all of you and I do. Let’s see what more we can do and achieve together. You are all inspiring, thank you very much.

MAY 29, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 781 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 38 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/29/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

MAY 28, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 794 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 44 active cases and the case load increased by 3 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/28/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

MAY 27, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 791 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 47 active cases and the case load increased by 7 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/27/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 26- County Executive George Latimer Gives Briefing On Phase I Reopening

Latimer was joined by Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons to discuss the County’s path forward

View County Executive George Latimer’s full press event here: https://youtu.be/pVzTdm82UjU

PHASE ONE REOPENING

In order to begin Phase One, the Mid-Hudson Region (which encompasses Westchester, as well as Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess Counties) has meet seven separate benchmarks. 

Description of Metrics: These metrics have been established based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of State, and other public health experts.

  • Metric #1—Decline in Total Hospitalizations.
  • Metric #2—Decline in Deaths.
  • Metric #3—New Hospitalizations.
  • Metric #4—Hospital Bed Capacity.
  • Metric #5—ICU Bed Capacity.
  • Metric #6—Diagnostic Testing Capacity.
  • Metric #7—Contact Tracing Capacity. 

TO REOPEN BUSINESSES MUST 

  • Each company seeking to reopen must document a detailed plan for a safe reopening. 
  • Each company seeking to reopen must read the detailed Guidance provided by NYS and submit an affirmation. 
  • Phase 1 reopening under Governor Cuomo’s plan includes the following industries and businesses.

Construction

  • Building Equipment Contractors

  • Building Finishing Contractors

  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction

  • Land Subdivision 

  • Nonresidential Building Construction

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Utility System Construction 

Manufacturing

  • Apparel Manufacturing

  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing

  • Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing

  • Machinery Manufacturing

  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

  • Paper Manufacturing

  • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

  • Printing and Related Support Activities

  • Textile Mills

  • Textile Product Mills

  • Wood Product Manufacturing

  • Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Wholesale Trade

  • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers

  • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers

  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers

  • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers

  • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

  • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers

  • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers

  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers

  • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

  • Miscellaneous Non-durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

Retail Delivery, curbside, and in-store pickup service only for the following businesses:

  • Clothing Stores

  • Direct Selling Establishments

  • Electronics and Appliance Stores

  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

  • Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores

  • Florists

  • General Merchandise Stores

  • Health and Personal Care Stores

  • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores

  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores

  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores

  • Used Merchandise Stores

  • Shoe Stores

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores

  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 

  • Other Crop Production

  • Support Activities for Animal Production

  • Support Activities for Crop Production

  • Support Activities for Forestry

  • Other Animal Production

ALL PHASES

Phase One:

  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

Phase Two:

  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing

Phase Three:

  • Restaurants / Food Services

Phase Four:

  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education 

Phases will last a minimum of two weeks. 

May 26, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 784 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 46 active cases and the case load increased by 5 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/26/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 26, 2020- ATTENTION HOMEOWNER’S AND CONTRACTORS, COVID-19 Update

Construction:

The Governor and New York State has released its re-opening strategy “NY Forward”.  Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order has defined essential business that are allowed to operate.  Refer to the State’s website:

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

https://forward.ny.gov/

As of May 26, 2020, the mid-Hudson Region will be eligible for the first phase of re-opening which includes construction, retail (curbside), manufacturing and wholesale trade. 

Other businesses and activities are still limited.  During this difficult time we urge everyone to abide by the Executive Order. 

Applications, Permits, Certificates and Title Searches:

During, the “PAUSE” applications for construction were accepted and reviewed by Department of Technical Service Staff.  Applications that have been deemed complete will now be released to the Applicant.  Construction activities may commence with all COVID-19 precautions as identified by the State and County in place. 

While Town Hall is still currently closed to the Public, Applications may be emailed (reference Application #, Address, Name in subject header) and submitted to code@townofcortlandt.com or to staff directly.  When submitting plans, they must be received directly from the engineer or architect of record in accordance with State Educational Standards. 

Forms may be obtained here:

http://www.townofcortlandt.com/cn/formcenter/

For additional information click here:

http://www.townofcortlandt.com/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=2510

http://www.townofcortlandt.com/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=2513

Town Staff will continue to process Certificate of Compliances / Occupancies and Title Searches.  Inspections for projects under construction will be performed by the Town.  Please call 914-734-1010 to schedule.  Certain inspections may be performed virtually or certification accepted by the licensed design professional on a case by case basis. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Everyone stay safe and be well. 

May 23, 2020- A Message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello everyone this is Linda Puglisi, Supervisor of the Town of Cortlandt. Hoping everyone is well and staying safe during this still difficult time. I’m pleased to tell everyone that due to the numbers of COVID-19 cases going down in our state, county, region, and community that there is some progress on re-opening various areas in phases. If you go to the State’s New York Forward website, you’ll learn more about these openings. For example, in phase one: construction projects, retail at curbside, some beaches and county parks and manufacturing companies. There are four phases with entertainment areas such as movie theaters and sports arenas with the fans in the fourth phase. So, there is progress thanks to everyone wearing masks, social distancing and staying home whenever possible.

As you know, this is Memorial Day weekend when we normally would have parades, large gatherings and ceremonies to honor the brave men and women, who have sacrificed so dearly for us. They have defended our great Country and our freedoms, we thank them all. This year, though we can’t hold those large ceremonies, we pay tribute to those over the years and our Military Armed Forces, who have put their Country first over their own lives. We will never forget them and always honor them. We have a Memorial Day tribute page on our website and we are airing the very special ceremony we held last year. Also, we are so proud that the Veterans’ banners were put up by the Town on Albany Post Road by the VA hospital and nursing home. This is an ongoing project and if you want more information, please go to our website or call my office.

I’m so very proud to be part of a community that always honors our Veterans and especially on Memorial Day. However, not just this day but every day we thank them and those serving us today. They are all heroes. In closing, I want to say Cortlandt is not just a place, it’s Home. Enjoy your weekend and please stay safe I love our community, our Veterans and all of you, thank you so very much.

MAY 22, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 770 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 47 active cases and the case load increased by 8 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/22/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 22, 2020- DEC is temporarily closing public access to Croton Gorge

DEC is temporarily closing public access to Croton Gorge Unique Area in the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, due to its unique features that do not provide for appropriate social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 response.

The closure of the Croton Gorge Unique area is part of DEC's statewide efforts to reduce the community spread of COVID-19 by encouraging New Yorkers to safely and responsibly recreate locally: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/119881.html

May 21, 2020- Special Notice- Recreation Programs, Camps, Pool and Facilities

The Town Board and I along with our Recreation Superintendent need to give you an update on the upcoming camp season, town pool and recreation facilities:

Town Camps:  

After significant discussion and review of the ever-changing CDC, New York State, and Westchester County restrictions, guidelines and recommendations, we have reached the very difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Town of Cortlandt Travel (5th/6th Grade Camp and 7th/8th Grade Camp) and Day Camp Programs. Although it is hard to imagine a summer without camps, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety, and welfare of our children, our residents, staff and the partners with whom we work. Current and reasonably anticipated social distancing requirements for the summer would be impossible to enforce in the camp setting and would also prevent almost every traditional camp activity. 

We understand that, for some families, summer camp also serves an important role of childcare. The decision is made now in the hope that parents will have time to try to secure other arrangements for summer childcare, and camp workers will have more time to obtain alternate employment.  

We do not make this decision lightly but feel that it would be shortsighted and irresponsible to risk further increase of the public health hazard that we are already facing.  We are grateful for your support and understanding as we navigate the challenges caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.  

Please check the Town of Cortlandt Recreation & Conservation Department homepage at www.townofcortlandt.com/rec regularly for the status of specialty camps that we may have the opportunity to offer later in the summer.

Town Pool:

The construction of the new bathhouse began before we were faced with the pandemic and the subsequent PAUSE announced by Governor Cuomo.  The PAUSE stopped all construction at the site and they have been unable to restart.  Due to the uncertainty of the bathhouse pool construction we have had to make the very hard decision not to open the pool this summer.  It is not clear at this time when construction will resume. We know how much our residents and families look forward to going to the pool and it is one of the most difficult decisions that we have had to make.  In addition, to the ongoing construction we are also faced with the restrictions of limiting social gatherings and enforcing the 6 foot social distancing requirements mandated by Governor Cuomo.

As a reminder, all town playgrounds and basketball courts will remain closed until further notice.  In order to stop the spread of the virus we closed areas where many individuals congregate.  While our parks and trails remain open, we will require all residents to wear masks while using our hiking trails, nature preserves, and parks while also practicing social distancing, by staying 6 feet away from fellow patrons in the parks.  

Youth Center & Muriel H. Morabito Community Center:

The Youth Center will continue to be closed until the end of July.  The Muriel H. Morabito Community Center will be closed for the entire summer.  This will ensure compliance with the guidelines set by Governor Cuomo, the CDC and the Westchester County Health Department,  Please check our website for updates.  

Once again, we want you to know that these decisions are very difficult for all of us to make but our first priority is the safety and welfare of our children, staff and vulnerable members of our community.    

Together we will heal and together we will be stronger.  Please stay safe and stay tuned for more online recreation activities at our Facebook WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TOWNOFCORTLANDT and our Instagram @townofcortlandt!

 

Sincerely, 

Linda D Puglisi

Town Supervisor

 

Town Board:

Richard H. Becker

Debra A. Costello

James F. Creighton

Francis X. Farrell

 

John Palmiotto

Recreation Superintendent

MAY 21, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 762 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 47 active cases and the case load increased by 0 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

Click here for the 5/21/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

MAY 20, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 770 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 56 active cases and the case load increased by 6 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/20/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

MAY 19, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 764 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 63 active cases and the case load increased by 12 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/19/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 18, 2020- update from town supervisor linda puglisi

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 752 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 58 active cases and the case load increased by 4. The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

May 16, 2020- a Message From town supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello everyone this is Linda Puglisi. Once again, thanking you for allowing me to give you messages during this very difficult time. I hope you and your families are well. Today I’d like to give you some information I’ve learned about from the State and County governments, regarding  a phase reopening. These are health guidelines set by the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, and other guidelines established by the New York State Governor. The opening will be in four phases beginning with construction and manufacturing and some major retailers with curbside pick up only. Phases two and three will include professional services, restaurants, smaller businesses, etc. And the fourth phase will be entertainment, such as movie theaters, sports arenas, concert halls and others. So at least there is a plan in place and some progress. The charts we can view indicate a slow decline on the key numbers that will allow for the opening in phases. In the meantime,  please continue to social distance, stay home whenever possible, wash hands repeatedly, and it’s so important to wear facemasks when out in public. These measures have definitely helped to mitigate the virus spread, however we can’t relax now. I thank you all for your patience and cooperation, please go to our various websites and Facebook including our COVID-19 website for important up to the date information. The New York City and Westchester area has been hit hard by this pandemic, so we need to remain aware, vigilant and cautious to stop the spread. After two long months, we are going in the right direction, but together let’s continue to fight this virus, so we can go back to our lives that we cherish. Yes the phasing steps will take a while longer, but there is a light at the end of this period. The Town Board and I will be making the decision on opening or not summer camps and the Town pool very soon. Some in the area have already closed. Remember the decision will be based on safety for our children in those settings. My love as always to our Cortlandt community and to all of you. Stay safe, thank you.

May 15, 2020- New York State Reopening

I write to update you on the COVID-19 pandemic and share some news on the state's reopening process. 

Starting today, five regions of New York — Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier, the North Country and the Finger Lakes — begin Phase One of reopening. Every business is required to develop a written plan that puts the safety of their customers and employees first.

What does that mean for residents of these regions? Retail stores will be able to reopen for curbside pickup, or in-store pickup. Residential and commercial construction can resume, and so can manufacturing. Greenhouses and nurseries can reopen, as can several other industries outlined here.

If you live in another region, "New York on PAUSE" remains in effect. However, as soon as your region hits the benchmarks, it can begin to reopen immediately. To see where your region stands, visit the state's Regional Dashboard.

The state has implemented new changes statewide. Landscaping can resume, and drive-in movie theaters are permitted to reopen across the state. New Yorkers can engage in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, like tennis. On Friday of Memorial Day weekend, state beaches will open too, with lowered capacity and heightened precautions to ensure the safety of beachgoers.

But we are not out of the woods yet. Coronavirus is still spreading. Yesterday, there were 2,762 new COVID cases. 432 people were hospitalized and, saddest of all, 132 New Yorkers succumbed to the virus. This is an unfathomable loss.

As some regions begin to reopen, and as the weather gets warmer, it is more important than ever that we continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. That means wearing masks in public, keeping six feet of distance from others, and washing your hands frequently with soap.

Stay Informed: Get nightly updates from New York State with the latest news on our response to the pandemic by signing up here.

Remember that we take these precautions not only for our own health, but for the health of our family, friends and neighbors. It's about respect. Respect for other people and respect for the frontline workers and health care professionals who have helped carry us through the worst of this crisis.

As we enter the next phase, the state will continue to rely on science, data and facts to guide us. We will carefully monitor health information to avoid a second deadly wave of infection. It would be devastating to go through this hell all over again.

We have flattened the curve and saved lives by our actions. We can all be proud of that. And we can be prouder still if we continue this progress in the weeks ahead.

Ever Upward,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Note: We are in the Mid Hudson Region (Westchester County) and have not reached the reduction in the key factors.

MAY 15, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 744 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 72 active cases and the case load increased by 7 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/15/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 14, 2020- update from town supervisor linda puglisi

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 737 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 93 active cases and the case load increased by 1 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

click here for the 5/14/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 13, 2020- Update from town supervisor linda puglisi

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 736 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 105 active cases and the case load increased by 11 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

Click here for the 5/13/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

MAY 11, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 717 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 133 active cases and the case load increased by 5 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/11/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 9, 2020- A Message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello everyone this is Linda Puglisi, Supervisor of the Town of Cortlandt. Thank you so much for allowing me to come into your homes for a few moments once again. I hope you are all well and continuing to get through this difficult period together with us. Today I’d like to pay tribute to all the Mothers in our community. Sunday is the official Mother’s Day but truly every day we honor our Mothers. Dads, we’ll do a message for you in June. I’ve met so many remarkable Mothers during my journey over the years as Supervisor, so many wonderful Mothers. I’ve seen the pride they have for their children and their unconditional love for them. So many times, when I’m around families or when the children come to visit for a tour of Town Hall and they say to me, “I want you to meet my Mom”, that’s what it’s all about. That love, that joy and that pride. I’m the proud Mother of twins, Ali and Jeff, all grown up now but they remain and always will be my joy in life along with my two grandsons of course. They are very special and very kind people, I love them dearly. My own Mother passed away six years ago and I miss her every day. She had a great influence on me and on my two sisters. She was a teacher and a homemaker and a very loving person. So, as we are still directed to stay home and to remain safe, Moms just look at those smiles on your children’s faces and cherish each day with them. I want you to reflect on the great accomplishments you have had in nurturing great lives for your children. Thank you for being so great, have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your families. I love you all and our Cortlandt community. Please stay safe, thank you so much.

May 8, 2020- Update from town supervisor linda puglisi

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 705 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 147 active cases and the case load increased by 7 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/8/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 7, 2020- Update from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 698 COVID-19 positive cases.  As of today there are 154 active cases and the case load increased by 13 (Please refer to the below map).  This is how the numbers will be reported going forward.  Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 5/7/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 7, 2020- Free Facemasks for Residents

The Town of Cortlandt  via Westchester County, New York State and the Federal government has been provided with a delivery of washable cloth face coverings.  These face coverings were previously earmarked for essential workers and vulnerable populations but are now available to all Town residents.   

 If you are interested in picking up a free cloth facemask please e-mail us  with the following information

 Name of Business or individual:

# of employee’s/individuals needing masks:

Contact e-mail address: 

At the present time the Town is generally limiting distribution to (1-2) per person.

Please e-mail facemask@townofcortlandt.com We will respond with dates, times and location for pickup within (24-48) hours. 

Questions can be directed to (914) 734-1046.

May 6, 2020- Update from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Special Notice

Westchester County today has provided the Town of Cortlandt with the following information.  Effective today the number of daily positive cases will be reported in the following format:

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 709 COVID-19 positive cases.  As of today there are 172 active cases and today the case load increased by 7.  This is how the numbers will be reported going forward.  Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

Click here for the 5/6/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

May 5, 2020

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center in New York State

MAY 5, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

Today we received further information from Westchester County that the Town of Cortlandt has 726 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.  This is the cumulative number over the last six weeks that we have received from Westchester County.  The numbers began to be reported six weeks ago and are still posted on the website and Facebook. The number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people.  The number will be updated once we receive additional reports from Westchester County officials.  However, Westchester County has advised us that after 14 days the individuals testing positive may have recovered or sadly some have passed away.  The Town government is not provided that level of information.  Once again, please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

May 5, 2020- A Message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

A message from Supervisor and Members of the Town Board for those we have lost in our community:

To the grandparents, parents, sisters, brothers, husbands and wives who have lost their lives to the coronavirus; we honor and will always remember you. To the family and friends that have been left behind, we think of you and send best wishes of strength and hope.

We lower the flags throughout our Town in honor of those who have lost their lives and for those of you who have lost loved ones. We will look back at this period of time and we will remember the strength of our community coming together to support one another in a very difficult time.

MAY 4, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

Today we received further information from Westchester County that the Town of Cortlandt has 714 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.  This is the cumulative number over the last six weeks that we have received from Westchester County.  The numbers began to be reported six weeks ago and are still posted on the website and Facebook. The number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people.  The number will be updated once we receive additional reports from Westchester County officials.  However, Westchester County has advised us that after 14 days the individuals testing positive may have recovered or sadly some have passed away.  The Town government is not provided that level of information.  Once again, please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

May 2, 2020- A Message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello everyone, this is Linda Puglisi, Supervisor of the Town of Cortlandt. Checking in again to reach out to our Cortlandt community, I hope you and your families are well. I ask you once again to go to our various town’s websites and Facebook to receive important notices and information from the Town. A couple of announcements, the town will be putting up banners by our VA hospital to honor and to pay tribute to veterans from our community. They have defended our Country through the years. This project has the details on our website and who to contact in my office. Also, the New York State Department of Transportation has begun the needed paving project on Albany Post Road. We have lobbied for years for resurfacing on this state road. Decisions on the town pool and summer camps will be made in May, we are waiting for the direction from the state and the county for social distancing purposes. Most importantly, I would like to give our thanks and gratitude to the following who are taking care of us and they are heroes. All hospital and healthcare providers, our ambulance corps. and fire departments, all police departments, the paramedics, nursing home staff, food pantries, grocery store workers, and to our restaurants and delis for takeout food. The Postal Service workers, to our town workers continue to provide the important essential services and to the many volunteers helping us get through this crisis, all heroes. Cortlandt cares and we will heal together. As always, I love all of you and our Cortlandt community, thank you very much.

May 1, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

Today we received further information from Westchester County that the Town of Cortlandt has 622 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.  This is the cumulative number over the last six weeks that we have received from Westchester County.  The numbers began to be reported six weeks ago and are still posted on the website and Facebook. The number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people.  The number will be updated once we receive additional reports from Westchester County officials.  However, Westchester County has advised us that after 14 days the individuals testing positive may have recovered or sadly some have passed away.  The Town government is not provided that level of information.  Once again, please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.